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Old 09-23-2021, 06:58 AM   #21
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We're on our final trip out of 5 this year. 2 of them had DB (that's my Darlin' Bride) in the hospital - once for emergency gallbladder removal and once for an infected kidney stone. And 2 saw our over-the-picnic-table canopy (a Quest 10x10 from Disk's Sporting Goods) get destroyed by a heavy downpour. (We're using a much sturdier Coleman one now.) Other than that it's been a great season!
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:18 AM   #22
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No trip south this year, so will pick a nice fall day to winterize. Just bought my pink at Wally World yesterday. Still $2.58 a gallon. I like to do it when it's nice out, since here in Colorado we get sudden cold spells, and I hate trying to winterize when it's 20 degrees, snowing, and windy as hell. Yes that's happened more than I care to admit. Sad that we have to forgo the beach this year, but that's the way of the world these days. There's always next year.
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:34 PM   #23
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There was frost last night about 50 miles north of us last night so it is winterizing is coming soon. We have 10 days schedule for early October and then it is time to pink my plumbing. It only takes me about a half hour to get it done.
We continue to use or TT even after winterizing by using our own property that includes an old fashion outhouse. My last trip will be the last week of November for deer hunting here in Wisconsin. My 3 daughters have claimed the TT as their hunting shack. It is great spending time with the family doing stuff that we love.
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:53 PM   #24
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Headed out next week. Chance of snow above 6,500 feet. When the woods get quiet.
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Old 09-24-2021, 08:56 AM   #25
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Our 14 day forecast shows decent fall temps (even overnights above freezing yet) so the thought of winterizing is there, but hopefully we can keep it open until Thanksgiving Oct 11. As always, Mother Nature controls it here. Permanent seasonal site, so power is always on, we have water in the tank now (in case the park staff shut off potable water sooner than we want), and sewer is available for as long as we want.

Just long-weekenders now, think we're done the week-long stays
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Old 09-24-2021, 09:43 AM   #26
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We can't winterize yet!

We still have our annual Halloween shin-dig in October!!
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Old 09-26-2021, 12:06 PM   #27
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As others have said, the days are getting shorter, and the nights are getting cooler. Iím hopping to get one more weekend camping, before I winterize the pup.
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Old 09-26-2021, 01:02 PM   #28
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camping last weekend in North Western Colorado, snowed hard on us, woke up Sunday morning to 7 inches of wet snow, fog hanging in the valley and mountains around us. Was 21 degrees. When the sun finally broke through omg what beauty there was. Aspens were changing and the snow sitting on the leaves...OMG! we were at 9800 feet
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Old 09-27-2021, 06:49 PM   #29
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Filled up the plumbing with antifreeze today.
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Old 09-27-2021, 06:51 PM   #30
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Season over

Here in Florida the season is still in full swing. October we will go to the Smoky Mountains for a two week trip. So looking forward to it. Last year tried it and got in middle of two tropical storms in Georgia. Hopefully this year will be better.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:07 PM   #31
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Same with many from southern and/or western locations. For us in AZ, summer is obviously in the Mtns or cooler climes on the CA coast or up north and east. Winter time is great here as long as you schedule far ahead for sites. Dispersed is usually good on BLM. Haven't winterized the RV since buying. We have advantages down here during the winter but summers can be brutal if you don't plan ahead and drive for hours.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:28 PM   #32
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Oct is head to Fla for a month or so, will probably stay south (Texas?) until Thanksgiving, then winterize when back to Missouri. By then, will have put about 20,000 miles on REV in 2021......bought it to use, and we are using it!
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:46 PM   #33
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Weíll be putting ours away by end of October. Our seasonal campground is staying open longer this year due to Covid causing a delay in opening. We should be heading to Florida for the winter but due to the border being closed to Canadians driving across weíll stay put for another winter and hope we cab get there next winter.
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Old 09-27-2021, 07:56 PM   #34
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Not far behind you

This Wednesday-Sunday will be our last trip. We had planned one more in mid-October but decided to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. I'm jealous of all of you who don't have a "camping season" and can go year round. Maybe someday when I'm old and retired I'll head south.
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Old 09-27-2021, 08:55 PM   #35
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What do you call old?

Best financial advice I ever got was "pay yourself first".

My regret was that by the time I got where I could afford the time to go on an Alaska hunt I was too old to do it. So, you try to work your schedule around your trips when you can.

I don't tow in icy conditions, but otherwise...
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Old 09-28-2021, 06:27 AM   #36
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Oh no! This is our favorite time. Fall!! We have about six weeks left.
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Old 09-28-2021, 08:34 AM   #37
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Final outing of the season? Who knows. Have a new Coachmen 1943RB and absolutely love it. Getting the kinks out for a 6 month swing next year starting in Michigan and heading west in August.
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Old 09-28-2021, 09:18 AM   #38
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I like to do a solo trip after Thanksgiving with my TT and my dog. I am not that far out of town, so I often invite friends to come by for dinner. I get a fire going, and cook in a Dutch Oven. People find it homey and it feels like fall in the woods.

In the winter I hit the low elevation desert usually in Feb when the day length is a little better. Going all year makes every year count.
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What do you call old?

Best financial advice I ever got was "pay yourself first".

My regret was that by the time I got where I could afford the time to go on an Alaska hunt I was too old to do it. So, you try to work your schedule around your trips when you can.

I don't tow in icy conditions, but otherwise...
I guess "old" is 1 or more years older than I am Your advice is wise and is why we bought the camper this year. Our daughter will never again be the same age she is now. We wanted her to experience the fun of camping and the memories we make.
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:16 PM   #40
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Just starting out on our fall trip. Probably will stay out a month or more. What's winterizing?
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